On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

News

Print
RSS

Ben Tate sits out, Antoine Caldwell able to practice

Posted Oct 4, 2012

The Texans returned to practice on Thursday after a two-day break in advance of their Monday Night Football game at the New York Jets.

Ben Tate

The Texans returned to practice on Thursday after a two-day break in advance of their Monday Night Football game at the New York Jets.

Starting right guard Antoine Caldwell, who sprained his ankle in Week 4, practiced on a limited basis. Running back Ben Tate did not practice because of a toe injury. The Texans will hold Tate out until Saturday, preparing Justin Forsett as the backup to Arian Foster in case Tate is unable to go in Week 5.

“I think if we asked Ben to do something today, he would’ve done it,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “We are going to get Justin ready to go. Then, I think what we do Saturday is we let Ben go and if he looks fine, then we’re back to our normal deal. I think the key is that Justin gets the reps because Ben is ready to play. He knows what he’s doing. That’s kind of the way we practiced today. We’ll see where Ben is at on Saturday.”

Caldwell looked like he might be out for at least a couple weeks after leaving the Texans’ game against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter. He has been rotating with rookie Ben Jones in the last three games.

“He’s got a pretty good ankle, but he’s a tough guy,” Kubiak said. “We pushed him through it. He practiced today, but we’re also kind of keeping an eye on him, seeing exactly where he’s going to be come Monday night.”

Safety Quintin Demps is out this week with a broken forearm. The Texans re-signed Troy Nolan on Wednesday to take his place.

Wide receiver Lestar Jean did not practice Thursday, but he is not far off from returning from arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

“Lestar, he looked pretty good running with the trainers, but I think he’s an end-of-the-week decision,” Kubiak said. “Our expectations were that he would miss a couple of games, but he’s come along pretty darn quick. Tate, we’re kind of shooting toward the end of the week. We’ll see what happens.”

Nose tackle Shaun Cody (back), tight end Owen Daniels (thigh), wide receiver Andre Johnson (groin), safety Shiloh Keo (neck) and defensive end Antonio Smith (ankle) were all limited on Thursday, but Kubiak did not mention any of them as injury concerns.

Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.